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Microsoft Project Training Courses

Microsoft Project training courses in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Newcastle, Sheffield & Reading. Microsoft Project is the most popular project management software programme for helping project managers to create plans, manage resources, track progress, manage budgets and analyse workloads.

Microsoft Project courses help you plan, control and communicate more effectively using the world's most popular project management software tool.


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Level 1 - Microsoft Project Introduction Courses

If you need to understand how to build and manage project plans, an Introduction, or "Level 1", Microsoft Project course will get you started. Microsoft Project Introduction courses cover the essential skills necessary to create and modify a project plan including tasks and resources at 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 releases of Microsoft Project.

Topics include

  • Build and edit a project plan
  • Create and assign resources
  • Manage project costs
  • Track progress
  • Filter and print project plans
  • Communicate your plans
  • Produce reports

Level 2 - Advanced Microsoft Project training courses 

Advanced Microsoft Project training courses are designed for experienced MS Project users who want to use the advanced features of Microsoft Project or who want to customise Microsoft Project to their own specific requirements. You will learn to use advanced features to plan, track and analyse variances from plan. Course topics can include

  • Resolve resource over-allocations
  • Manage multiple projects
  • Integrate MS Project with other Office applications
  • Customise the MS Project interface (fields, tables, views, filters and reports)
  • Record and run simple macros
  • Exchange project plan data with other applications including Excel & Word
  • Create and print custom reports
  • Import data

Some of our delivery partners also offer Intermediate Courses

These will be similar to Advanced courses - but not covering all the higher level content.

Course topics can include

  • Different views
  • Critical Path
  • Project Baseline
  • Updating Project
  • Creating Reports
  • Resource Pooling
  • Consolidating Projects

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Frequently Asked Questions

Always try to train on the version which you are likely to be using. Many of the differences are relatively minor but you will find it best in terms of detail and navigation to match your training to the software you will use.

If you are used to setting up projects using MS Project 2010 then you should have no real difficulty in jumping straight to the 2013 Advanced. It is likely that you would find the 2013 Introductory course too basic.

The difference between a one and two day course is simply one of pace. The longer course will give you more time to practice the skills being taught. Choose the longer courses if you have less experience or feel you would benefit from more practice.

The usual sequence is Introductory (Level1) then Advanced (Level 2). A few of our delivery partners also offer an Intermediate level. The Intermediate course is not a pre-requisite for the Advanced. Ask Focus if this is unclear.

No. The course will be taught by an experienced Microsoft project specialist but there is no exam.

Alongside our range of Microsoft Project scheduled courses, we can deliver courses at your location from £150/person for up to 6 people. Laptops are also available for hire on request. Contact a member of our sales team for further information.

Where we arrange training at your premises you will usually need at least 4 delegates to make it as economic as a classroom course. Generally we recommend no more than 8 delegates in order to achieve a high level of trainer interaction.

Yes. For a small additional fee per person we can provide preconfigured laptops for delegates attending on-site or in-house courses.

Microsoft Office Project is a member of the Microsoft Office family. It is a powerful toolkit designed to help project managers and others involved with projects. It helps you to:

  • Visualise your project plan
  • Schedule tasks and resources
  • Track tasks, duration and resources
  • Exchange project information
  • Communicate with other stakeholders
  • Control your projects

These elements correspond to all commonly used project methodologies and techniques.

Microsoft Project enables you to break down project tasks and relate them to resources and timescales in a logical manner. Information can be analysed, displayed and distributed in a variety of ways – including the ubiquitous bar (or Gantt) chart. As a project management software tool MS Project is not unique but as with other Microsoft Office programmes it has been progressively improved – and is familiar and available to a very wide audience.

Focus specialises in Project Management, Business Analysis and IT training. We offer the most comprehensive schedule of public courses and can also deliver in-house training options. Our trainers combine deep specialist knowledge with practical real world experience.  We are committed to consistent high quality course delivery, and an efficient booking experience. You can read what other delegates thought of our MS Project training here.

Our customers include Boots UK, DWP, JP Morgan Chase, Peterborough City Council and Virgin Active.

We have an extensive range of  courses suitable for business, IT and project professionals. This includes training in the areas of Prince2, MSP, APM, ITIL, Business Analysis, Microsoft Project and Software Testing.

Our most popular courses include Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner, MSP Practitioner, ITIL Foundation and ISTQB Software Testing Foundation. Contact a member of our sales team today to discuss your requirements.

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